The Nature of PE

Physical Education plays an integral role within the balanced curriculum offered at Parkdale and it develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence. Through exercise we aim to promote physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. We hope the enjoyment of exercise and the acquisition of skills will enable the children to continue physical activities into adulthood. We recognise that sport and academic achievement can go hand hand, and the benefits of sport and fitness, are key to physical and mental wellbeing.  We are passionate about inclusion in Sport, as we are across our curriculum. Equal access to sport is a key aspect of our PE provision. 

Parkdale offers a range of activities, including extra-curricular clubs, for all abilities ranging from Ultimate Frisbee and Hockey to Netball and Athletics. Children are taught the values of determination, respect, courage, teamwork, fairness, pride, resilience, equality and excellence.

We very much encourage positive attitudes towards participation in sport and within school, healthy competition is actively promoted and there are lots of opportunities for children to represent the school with pride in matches, tournaments, festivals and competitions. From September, we will be starting a programme of inter-house sport.

The PE Curriculum

PE/Games lessons provide continuity and a progression of skills including; Acquiring and Developing Skills, Selecting and Applying skills, Tactics and Compositional Ideas, Evaluating and Improving Performance and Knowledge/ Understanding of Fitness and Health.

Children in both Key stages will do 2 hours of PE each week. Swimming is currently provided to children in Years 4, however the provision of Swimming is currently under review and will soon be relaunched to ensure that all children make the best possible progress in this essential life skill and achieve the goals of the School Swimming and Water Safety Charter.  Over the last two years our curriculum has significantly evolved. We have been working with our children and teachers to ensure that children are developing the skills and knowledge to access and play competitive games in PE, as well as developing core agility, balance and physical fitness. We decided to focus on key sports that would enable more children to participate and, by focusing on specific sports and progressing our skills, allow us to focus on games and competitions by upper KS2. We hope that this will enable more children to find the sport for them and to ignite a life-long love of sport.  Each term we focus upon two key sports, one hour each a week. We will also incorporate a fitness/agility activity ongoing throughout each term, this ensures all children develop these key physical skills and fitness remains a priority. The sports for Autumn are Tag Rugby and Netball, with Circuit training as our fitness ‘thread’. Spring sees a focus on Table Tennis and Tennis, with Dance and Movement, and finally Summer will see us learn Cricket and Athletics, and develop Gymnastic skills and strength. We remain committed to football and continuing the success of our teams, offering football clubs, team training and lunchtime football. 

Each term we will hold Tournaments and House competitions, in either of the focus sports, including every child. These competitions are in addition to the various Transform and Gedling competitions that we enter. 

Sainsbury’s School Games Mark

The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.

We were awarded the Silver Award for 2014/15. We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Gold Award for 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/2019. This is recognition of our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. It’s a tough set of criteria to meet and only a small percentage of schools are awarded Gold. After two years of COVID disruption, we were pleased to be awarded Gold again for 2021-22.



PE in action!

PE Notices

Football Club Update

Football Club Update

Firstly, we have taken an early decision to cancel football training today, Thursday the 28th March. After last night's prolonged heavy rain, the pitch is already flooded. To add to the gloom, the forecast for later his afternoon is more torrential rain and strong...

Our PE Team 

Mrs Rippon

Hello! Lots of you may know me as the R Bay class teacher. I am passionate about developing a PE curriculum that offers all children the opportunity to enjoy sports. Sport is a big part of my life! I love gravel cycling, hiking, surfing and going to the gym. I am an official for Swim England and enjoy watching my children swim competitively. 

Miss Baker

Mr Pattison

Mr Hillier

As well as being Headteacher, I am part of Team P.E. Sport is my passion.I am a Sports Science graduate, an ex-county golfer and international cross-country runner as a student. I am a season ticket holder at Forest and also at Maltby Main in the Northern Counties East League. I am a share holder in Partick Thistle FC in the Scottish Championship, and 1FC Koln in the Bundesliga. I enjoy coaching our schol football teams and teachiing PE to Year 6 most Thursdays.. I love cricket and coach our school team. I am a member of Notts County Cricket Club. My other great sporting love is cycling: I have a collection of bikes, modern and vintage and enjoy riding and training both around home, the wider UK and abroad. My sporting hero is currently Wout van Aert, the awesome Belgian cyclist.

Our Sport-stars in the Community 

PE Documents & Resources

Curriculum Information

PE on a page 2023-24 and Action Planning
PE Update letter September 2023
Whole School Curriculum Map and Progression Skills for PE Autumn
Review of PE 2022-23

Historic Curriculum Information and Reviews

Intent, Implementation and Impact
PE Deeper Review of 21-22 and Action plan for 22-23
PE Subject Review 2021-22 and Development Plan 2022-23
Primary Sports Funding Spending Intent 2022-23
Primary Sports Premium Impact 2021-22
Summer term progression grids
Whole School Overview 2021
PE on a page 2021
PE Review 2022
Pupil voice questionnaire results 2021